Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and Grants

Academic Scholarships

We have two scholarships to provide support to those students who are outstanding in their field:

  1. School Leaver Scholarships
  2. Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) Scholarships 
 Please ensure you have completed the New Student Application Form prior to completing an application for a scholarship.
School Leaver Scholarships

Our School Leaver Scholarships provide $5,000 in support to undertake the first year of full-time study of the Bachelor of Visual Art (BVA). Scholarships of up to $5000 will be awarded to successful applicants as a contribution to study-related expenses. If you’ve successfully completed senior secondary school within the last three years, this scholarship is open for you.

Applications for Semester 2 2023 close 16 June. 


Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) Scholarship

Our BVA (Hons) Scholarship provides $7,500 towards study-related expenses in our Honours program. Honours at ACSA is a year-long period of research and art making, building on the research undertaken in the final year of the Bachelor of Visual Art. Honours students receive a private art studio on campus, work closely with a chosen supervisor and attend a weekly Honours Research Methods class with their cohort. 

Applications for 2023 are now closed. Applications for 2024 will open in late 2023.

ACSA quote marks

‘I can now afford the materials I need to sustain my painting practice and am able to expand the resources that help fuel my ideas and practice. The scholarship has allowed me a greater sense of financial stability in balancing full time study and living out of home independently for the first time.’

Max Callaghan, graduate (BVA (Hons) 2017) 

Honours Scholarship recipient  

Relocation Grants

Grants of up to $2000, for the purpose of relocation to Adelaide (from interstate or regional South Australia), are available to outstanding applicants who wish to study the BVA or BVA (Hons) on a full-time basis in 2022. Funds provided will support relocation costs to enable the student to move to Adelaide, South Australia.
Relocation costs supported may include:
• Freight of furniture / belongings to Adelaide
• Costs associated with a rental agreement (e.g. bond payment or connecting utilities)
• Transportation costs to travel to Adelaide (e.g. petrol / vehicle hire / airfare)
To be eligible for the Relocation Grant, an applicant must:
• live outside South Australia at the time of applying OR live in regional South Australia at the time of applying
• provide evidence of living outside of SA or regionally for at least 12 months prior to applying
• be an Australian Citizen or permanent resident
• be successful in obtaining a place in the BVA or BVA (Hons) – (applicants can apply for their course of study and the relocation grant at the same time) and the scholarship at the same time)
Applications for Semester 2 2023 close 16 June 2023.

If your business or foundation is interested in supporting students through a scholarship, grant or award we would love to hear from you. You can contact us at and we will forward the enquiry onto Penny Griggs, CEO. 

Undergraduate courses

You can develop both the technical and conceptual skills you need as a contemporary practising artist in our accredited programs.

Secondary Schools and Students

Adelaide Central School of Art connects secondary school students and teachers with some of the best contemporary arts professionals in South Australia.

Short Courses

Our Short Courses programs for adults and teens offer a wide selection of studio-based courses taught by practicing artists, for participants of all levels – beginners, intermediate & advanced.

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